1º Congresso Lusófono sobre Esoterismo Ocidental
LISBOA | 7 a 10 de Maio de 2016

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The papers that fulfilled all the selection criteria are already published.

The publication (under the ISBN 978-989-757-048-3) is archived on RECIL (Lusófona’s Scientific Repository) and can already be downloaded.

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Congress wrap-up

Around 200 researchers from Portugal, Spain, Brazil, Canada, the USA, France, Italy, Sweeden and the UK, were gathered in Lisbon, on May 7-10, 2016 for the first Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism, by Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. The organization was held the by Western Esotericism line of research of the area of Religious Studies of Universidade Lusófona.

The congress delivered 80 presentations in Portuguese, Spanish and English, presented in 13 thematic symposiums. The great majority of the symposiums were around themes such as Gnosis and Hermeticism (both Ancient and Renaissance), as well as Theosophy and modern cultural movements. Throughout the whole event there were presentations of remarkable quality. A special highlight has to be given to the thematic symposiums of Art and Western Esotericism due to its quality and to the one dedicated to the Jungian studies, not only due to its quality as well but also due to its foundational aspect in such a field in Portugal. (…)

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Cultural Activities

Detailed information about cultural activities is already available. Check here all the detailed information and how to register.

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Prof. Peter Forshaw

Due to a force majeure situation, Prof. Wouter Hanegraaff was forced to cancel his participation in the Congress. In his place, and representing Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, Prof. Peter Forshaw will assume the two talks previously planned to be thrown by Prof. Hanegraaff. Prof. Peter Forshaw is a key figure in the academic hermetic studies.

Click here to read Prof. Wouter Hanegraaff message to the participants

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Program Available

The detailed program of the congress is already available. Please check it here.

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Final list of Thematic Symposiums and Presentations

The final list of Thematic Symposiums and their respective presentations is already available. To see the presentations of each Symposium click on its detail page.

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Approved Paper Proposals

The list of all the approved paper proposals is already available.

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Extended deadline for paper proposals

The deadline for the submition of paper proposals was extended to March 12. All proposals must be sent to the email address congresso.esoterismo@ulusofona.pt and ought fit in one of the thematic symposiums.

Deadlines for registration were also ajusted. Please check the new dates here.

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Prof. Wouter Hanegraaff presence confirmed

We’re pleased to announce that prof. Wouter Hanegraaff will be one of the main speakers of the Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism. His presence is more than welcomed as he’s a key figure in the academic studies of Western Esotericism. Among other collaborations, we’re highlighting his presentation in the Library of the Palácio Nacional de Mafra (National Palace of Mafra).

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Call For Papers Running

The Call for Papers for the 1st Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism is running.

Please check the rules to submit your paper proposals as well as the evaluation rules.

The proposal ought fit in one of the thematic symposiums and must to be sent to: congresso.esoterismo@ulusofona.pt

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Guidelines for presentation

The submission procedures are already available.

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1st Lusophone Congress on Western Esotericism

Organized by the department of Religious Studies of Universidade Lusófona, will take place in Lisbon, on May 7-10, 2016. The event will gather researchers from lusophone countries, as well as from other departments from non-Portuguese speaking universities.

This important international scientific event is a joint-venture from post-graduation programs of several Brazilian, Portuguese and Spanish universities. The two main outcomes of this congress, regarding Portuguese speaking countries, are to a) establish the foundations of a scientific field on Western Esotericism and b) create an academic network for researchers in this field.

Researchers can apply their papers to the several thematic symposiums happening during the event. All papers accepted to the thematic symposiums will be published.

Besides the symposiums, the congress will also present discussion sessions, talks and presentations. There will also be thematic visits to several sites regarding Esotericism, in Lisbon and its surroundings.

All information on how to apply can be found here!